What Happens if You Die Without a Will?

Writing a will can be scary because it requires you to think about your own mortality. It can be just as frightening to think about what will happen if you die without a will. You might have heard that the state takes all your assets after you die without a will, but in fact, that rarely happens. If you die without a will you will not be able to choose who receives your assets.

By |2020-03-21T14:12:09-07:00March 21st, 2020|Estate Planning, Probate|0 Comments

California Estate Laws

California estate laws deal with probate, conservatorship, and guardianship. Probate refers to a court overseeing distribution of a decedent's estate. Conservatorship gives a person authority to manage affairs of an adult who cannot manage for themselves and Guardianship gives a person control over a minor.

By |2018-03-02T22:44:37-08:00March 2nd, 2018|Estate Planning|0 Comments

California Intestate Succession

Under California intestate succession laws, if you die without a will, your assets will go to your closest surviving relatives. Assets held in trust will be distributed to the designated beneficiaries upon death. Any asset held outside of a trust will go to the decedent's closest surviving relatives per California intestate succession laws. If your [...]

By |2019-08-21T21:01:45-07:00February 24th, 2016|Estate Planning, Probate|Comments Off on California Intestate Succession